Owens Battles Ziggler, Nakamura Faces Off With Balor, And More Announced For 7/9 WWE SmackDown

Matches and segments announced for Tuesday's WWE SmackDown.

WWE announced the following matches and segments for the July 9 episode of SmackDown Live:

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- Finn Balor faces off with Shinsuke Nakamura.

Shinsuke Nakamura eyed-up Intercontinental Champion Finn Bálor and, seemingly, his title two weeks ago on SmackDown LIVE. Nakamura will now get up-close-and-personal with Bálor when the two face-off this Tuesday night.

Can The King of Strong Style topple The Extraordinary Man and cause a major ripple effect on the Intercontinental Championship picture?

- Kevin Owens takes on Dolph Ziggler.

Against their wishes, Kevin Owens and Dolph Ziggler were paired together as a tag team last Tuesday night by Shane McMahon … and, well, it didn’t turn out great.

Though they were given a chance to earn their way into the SmackDown Tag Team Title Match at Extreme Rules by defeating Heavy Machinery, KO and The Showoff could not get on the same page. By match’s end, Owens and Ziggler were trading fists with one another as opposed to Otis & Tucker. SmackDown LIVE went off the air with KO dropping The Showoff with a Stunner, and in the aftermath of that, the two will collide in one-on-one competition this Tuesday night.

Which Superstar will continue to ascend the ranks on the blue brand? Find out on SmackDown LIVE.

- SmackDown Tag Team Title summit.

SmackDown Tag Team Champions Daniel Bryan & Rowan’s mission to have the Tag Team division take centerstage on Team Blue will enter its next phase this Tuesday night, when the first-ever SmackDown Tag Team Championship Summit takes place.

Bryan & Rowan, The New Day and Heavy Machinery, the three teams that will square off for the titles at WWE Extreme Rules, will all be present. Will tensions rise just five nights before the major Triple Threat title match?

- Aleister Black's opponent for WWE Extreme Rules will be revealed.

For weeks, Aleister Black has been begging for someone on SmackDown LIVE to knock on his door and pick a fight with him. Finally, someone answered the call two weeks ago, and this Tuesday night, the WWE Universe will discover just who it was.

Who will step to The Dutch Destroyer at WWE Extreme Rules? Tune-in to SmackDown LIVE this Tuesday night to find out!

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